I mean

Definition of I mean

informal

  1. 1 —used to emphasize a statement He has to stop drinking. I mean, he's going to kill himself if he keeps it up. He throws, I mean, really hard!

  2. 2 —used to correct a previous statement We met in Toronto—I mean Montreal.

  3. 3 —used when one is unsure of what to say or how to say it I'm not mad. It's just that, I mean, I think you've been acting a little selfishly.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the 9th letter of the English alphabet

    :  a graphic representation of this letter

    :  a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. : industrial

    : initial

    : intelligence

  1. : imaginary unit

meanplay
  1. :  to have in the mind as a purpose :  intend

    :  to design for or destine to a specified purpose or future

    :  to serve or intend to convey, show, or indicate :  signify

  1. :  lacking distinction or eminence :  humble

    :  lacking in mental discrimination :  dull

    :  of poor, shabby, or inferior quality or status

  1. :  occupying a middle position :  intermediate in space, order, time, kind, or degree

    :  occupying a position about midway between extremes

    :  being the mean of a set of values :  average

  1. :  something intervening or intermediate

    :  a middle point between extremes

    :  a value that lies within a range of values and is computed according to a prescribed law: such as


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